Hello and welcome to Cherry Class!
Cherry class is an amazing class consisting of 27 fabulous children. Our class teacher is Miss Hibble and Mrs Marsden is our teaching assistant. As well as this, Mrs Towers teaches us on a Tuesday morning. Our PE day is Thursday and is a great opportunity to blow off the cobwebs, learn new skills, feel good about ourselves and be healthy!
We will be working hard this half term to continue developing a which means that we always try our best. We will try not to say ‘ I can’t do it’ but ‘I can’t do it YET!’
I really hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas! I’m so excited to get stuck back in and I have some amazing things planned for you! We are going to have lots of fun learning all about our new topics!
Our topic this half term is ‘Healthy Living’.
All the curriculum information can be found below.
If you have ay questions at all the please feel free to contact me. I can be contacted via the school office or through class dojo.
I will aim to respond as soon as possible but please do allow up to 48 hours for a response to non-urgent enquiries. Alternatively, you can arrange an appointment with me by contacting myself or the school office if there is something more urgent you would like to discuss.
We are going continue changing books daily, so please remember to bring in your book bags. Reading at home really supports learning in school, so please try to read as much as possible at home. In school, we will be aiming to develop a love of reading by exploring different types of texts and genres of books within Literacy and guided reading. We will also be sharing class novels throughout the week.
If you want more opportunities to read you can access books on https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ It is free to access Ebooks appropriate to your child’s level or age. You just need to create a user name and password.
We will continue on our focus of building up the children’s phonics and spelling to plug any gaps from over the last two years. We will be using the book ‘The Magic Porridge pot’ to inspire story telling and do some story writing.We will be focusing on uplevelling our sentences by making them longer. We will also be introducing new types of punctation such as exclamation marks and question marks. We will be using prior knowledge of adjectives to ensure we add lots of detail into our writing. We will also be learning about instructions before creating our very own set of instructions! We will then follow and use these instructionsas part of our Design and Technology unit.
In Maths we will be continuing our work on the place value of numbers upto 20 before expanding upto numbers of 50. We will also be continuing our work on methods of addition and subtraction.
Our topic for Sciene this half term is health and growth. We will be learning about the things our bodies need to stay healthy. We will also be exploring the effect of exercise on our bodies.
In computing the children will be continue learning how to stay safe online. The children will also be expanding their knowledge of how to represent data using ICT.
We will be learning about Jesus being a friend to everyone.
In Geography we will be exploring our local area, looking at ways in which we can make our environment safer.
The children are learning fundamental movement skills, which include running and jumping and throwing and catching.
The children will be designing and creating fruit kebabs, linking with our Science topic of Healthy living. The children will have the opportunity to taste, explore and design a fruit kebab. This will also link with our Literacy topic where the children will write and follow instructions to create their fruit kebab, whilst also demonstrating good knife safety skills.
In Art we will be building on our knowledge of colour by creating some observational art of fruit. We will also be exploring modern artists who have used different mediums to create fruit art.
The children will be learning about ‘Keeping myself safe’.
Reflection and Well-Being
I am leaving the link below so that you can have access to help you address worries that have come up due to the pandemic. Please choose what suits your child and situation.
Please stay safe and happy. There are links at the bottom of the page about keeping safe online and children please remember what KS says in school.
Please click the links below for useful phonic sound mats.
Please click below to find the high frequency words for each phonics phase.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk – There are free phonics games on this website
Maths games –
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8 – Maths games and information
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p – Topic videos and information
Exercise and fun –